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Rex Ex Machina

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Author: Frederic Max
Published: 1954
Language: English
Wordcount: 1,983 / 13 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 39.5
LoC Category: PZ
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 1,005
Added to site: 2009.04.09
mnybks.net#: 23896
Origin: gutenberg.org

The domination of the minds of tractable Man is not new. Many men have dreamed of it. Certainly some of them have tried. This man succeeded.

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MY DEAR SON:--

The doctors have left and I am told that in a few hours I shall die. In my lifetime the world has progressed from the chaotic turmoil of the early Atomic era to the peacefulness and tranquility of our present age, and I die content.

For ten years I have instructed you in all that you will need for the future. One final lesson remains to be taught.

* * * * *

On the wall of my bedchamber hangs a citation "from a grateful government for services too secret to be herein set forth." In past years you have asked me repeatedly about this citation, but each time I have taken pains to avoid a direct answer. Now it is proper that you should know.

Forty years ago I was an obscure Army captain stationed at the Armed Forces Langua

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Average Rating of 1 from 1 reviews: *
2012.12.05
Sardo Weems
*....

Trite, contrived, and probably impossible even if the machine could be made. The writing itself is pretty good, but, depending on your view of people, it's only a poor or mediocre story.


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